Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Feb 22 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Runtime:102 minutes
Director:Peter Bogdanovich
Year Released:1973
Production Country:US


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"It's everything a road picture is supposed to be: a life-changing personal journey, a quest, a bit old-fashioned and a hoot." - Orlando Sentinel

"Part of an incredible 1970s career run for the director Peter Bogdanovich, Paper Moon remains a high point, not just for the talent involved behind the scenes and in front of the camera, but also for Hollywood." - Times

"What's most interesting about Paper Moon is that it has the tone and timbre of a comedy, but the setting and style of the film are somber and more reminiscent of a European art film." - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

During the Great Depression, Moses Pray, a traveling Bible selling hustler, stops at a sparsely attended graveside funeral service from a woman he once knew. In attendance is the woman’s 9-year-old daughter, Addie, whom he reluctantly agrees to take to St. Joesph, Missouri, in exchange for money. Their trip begins poorly, but as they travel the pair begin to have a rapport, with both of them wondering if Addie is his daughter. And the further along the pair travel, the deeper their partnership becomes.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).